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Warning: This is Harbor Freight stuff. This is NOT craftsman, snap-on, or anything like that. If you run an automotive shop and will use this 10x each day, it likely won't last more than a couple years. If you are like me and use it once every few weeks and keep up with maintenance, it will likely last for decades.

Harborfreight in-store sale said:

3000 Lb. Capacity Lightweight Aluminum Racing Jack
Aluminum racing jack lifts 3000 lbs. to a maximum height of 14-3/4"
Low-profile saddle with 3" minimum height, 360° rotating rubber pad
Made out of machined, high strength, aircraft aluminum billet material
4-5/8" wide, single front roller wheel
Two piece knurled aluminum handle prevents slipping


Handle overall length: 35-1/2''; Overall dimensions: 19-3/4" L x 9-3/8" W x 8" H Weight: 24.2 lbs.
Normally $100, priced down to $59 this weekend only and combined with this 20% off coupon you can get out for ~$50 tax and all. Rocking deal if you ask me!

I just picked one up yesterday, and I'm 100% impressed with the quality. The lift arm is VERY stable (all cast, no stamped/formed shit), only takes ~9 pumps to go from bottom (very short, for low cars) to 15" lift. There are rubber bump stops and a tension spring (it stays wherever you let go of it) on the handle (which snaps together or seperates for storage). There is also a rubber bumper in the middle of the lift point which should be nice when lifting by the diff or the front cross-member if you have it painted or polished up nicely.

I'm not afraid to call shit "shit" even if I own it, but this is a pretty damn good setup for $100, and a retarded-awesome setup for $50.

Feel free to discuss, but if you want one, Today and Tomorrow only!

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Whoa thanks Billy! I'm definitely picking one up. I like the rubber padding and its light as hell compared to my pre-historic floor jack.
 

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Went their and ended up not getting it. I was thinking it was the beefier version one and I dont think it would of last very long if I used it on the 87 and my dads tundra.
 

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i currently have 1 and it's about 2.5 years old. still works and i paid $119 for it new. for this price, i'll go buy another 1 as a spare. thanks for the heads up.
 

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Went their and ended up not getting it. I was thinking it was the beefier version one and I dont think it would of last very long if I used it on the 87 and my dads tundra.
It's rated for 3000lbs, neither axle on either vehicle mentioned weighs more than 2500lbs...

That said, I just used mine to lift the turbo car up by the pumpkin (set on 3-ton jackstand under each side) for a rear brake job, full weight, plus 200+lbs of tools. This jack is awesome, extremely light effort required, supremely stable, worth $100 easy, stupid-awesome at $50.

The other thing to note is the front wheel is 7" wide, and allows it to roll with the full weight of a car without marring up my fancy-pants painted garage floor... Yay! 100% satisfied with it thus-far.

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my friend had one identical to this. He bought it here, in canada from princess auto. They sell the same stuff as harbou freight (Taiwanese, chinese products). His lasted just over a year before the hydraulic cylinder started leaking out all it's fluid. His cost $120CDN normal price for it, which is still really damn cheap for a low profile aluminum floor jack. That being said, he still bought a same replacement one.
 

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I had one of those, sorry to say but IMO its shit. Mine broke down after a few uses.
 

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This floor jack is on sale again. $59.99 with 15% off coupon, maybe you can find a 20% off coupon online?

Also aluminum jack stands for $36.99. I usually see the steel orange ones on sale for $10-20.

Floor Jack

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Yep, seem to be on perma-sale now days.

I've used mine dozens of times since purchase, I took it to the track, had a trailer tire failure, ended up having to jack up one side of the trailer (with car, ~4400lbs) and zero issues. I took it down to a trackday, very nice having the collapsible handle and being able to pick the thing up with one hand.

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Yep, seem to be on perma-sale now days.

I've used mine dozens of times since purchase, I took it to the track, had a trailer tire failure, ended up having to jack up one side of the trailer (with car, ~4400lbs) and zero issues. I took it down to a trackday, very nice having the collapsible handle and being able to pick the thing up with one hand.

--billyM
Did you bleed yours before you used yours? I've read that the reason these China aluminum floor jacks break is because people don't bleed them before using it. I followed the instructions that came with mine for bleeding but hydraulic jack fluid just comes out before the handle is fully depressed.

I've only used mines a few times and it seems to take forever to jack the car up. Takes like 15+ pumps to get it to max height and it doesn't even go up that high. Is this the same with yours?
 

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I swear I bought this same jack from Costco for over $100 dollars. Hmmm...I should take a closer look at it today.
 

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Rapid pump has a second cylinder that allows you to get up to the level of the car in two pumps. ....then it plain-old pump pump pump to raise it. The way I see it, that's 2x as many points of failure, and plus, I have the foresight to raise the jack to where I need it before sliding it all the way under the car.

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Just got back from getting one, plus other stuff too. My printer broke so I couldn't print out the coupon. Good thing I had my phone, so I just showed them the coupons and they was cool. Thanks guys for passing the great deal.
 
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